Originally Posted by jewbinson
Okay so willful ignorance and wishful thinking are two different things. Willful ignorance is do to with placing yourself in a situation where you won't be held legally responsible for the actions of your consequences. Wishful thinking is believing in something that's not true but that makes you happy.
Having religious beliefs is wishful thinking, but they don't know that they're doing is, so it's not willful ignorance.
I think we are on the same page.
From my point of view, it all has to do with "willful" and "wishful".
It really makes it easier to deal with people if you take such things into account. They (the stupid people who don't know what you know) are probably just trying to have a nice day. It is rarely correct to take that away from them since they are going to die and they miss those that have died before them and are really concerned about their progeny.
Granted, they'd be better off if they could deal with the facts of life, but since they can't you will let them do what they need to do to get by.
Or, you can make the world a worse place by rubbing their faces in it.